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Why buy what you can drink for free?

Friday, September 23, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Paying more than the price of a gallon of gas for a product that American’s could consume for free would be foolish, irrational, and uneconomical, right? Then why do we spend nearly $21 billion purchasing something that can be easily be acquired by flicking on your faucet? I’m talking about water.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH

UNH Passport to Food Citizenship

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This fall, the University of New Hampshire will be participating in the event known as Food Day.  This month long series of activities will work to increase awareness and action for more nutritious and sustainable foods.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, UNH Program

Showing Stress Who's Boss

Monday, September 19, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Everyone has felt that anxious feeling starting in the pit of our stomachs and ultimately convincing us that we simply do not have enough time. This reoccurring emotion has a name and it’s called stress. As defined by dictionary.com, stress is the pressure or tension exerted on a particular object. When your body becomes to feel stressed, it reacts by preparing either to “fight or flee” the situation. When this is activated, adrenaline and norepinephrine are released to focus attention on the task at hand.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Rebecca Lastra, Stress

Expensive Smog

Friday, September 16, 2011

Healthcare costs have been climbing in the last decade, and there are many reasons why.  In California, air pollution has notoriously been a silent spender.  Air pollution in California has cost federal, state, and private health insurers roughly $193 million in hospital cost.  Without quality air, the hospitals expenses are increasing, causing more

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, UNH

Startin’ School and Stayin’ Fit

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The summer is over and school has finally started up again. For some this may be their last year and for others it may be their first. While we are all excited to be here on campus, we all recognize that we have quite busy schedules. We have to manage going to class, hanging out with the friends we haven’t seen all summer, doing school work and somehow still manage to get some sleep. For many, their days are so busy that they don’t even want to think about physical activity.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Physical Activity, UNH

Once You Pop, You Just Can’t Seem To Stop

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

I’m not ashamed to say that this weekend I found myself standing in front of my pantry looking for something to satisfy my snack craving when I spotted it, the bags of Lays Potato Chips. The golden yellow bag looked so tempting and delicious I told myself, “I’ll just have one”. Lets all be honest… who can have just one chip? Next thing I know, the bag is sitting next to me on the couch and I’m elbow deep.  We’ve all done it. Face it, chips are addictive!

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH

Mandatory Nutrients Before You Think About Going Meatless

Friday, May 13, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Whether you are contemplating cutting meat out of your diet to try and lose weight, be more friendly to animals, or because you just don’t enjoy a big, juicy, burger anymore, there are eight essential nutrients you are going to have to ensure are in your new meatless meal plan. Many times, when people decide to go all green and stop eating meat, they wind up depriving themselves of important nutrients. There are those who replace meat with hearty vegetables, beans, legumes and nuts, while others replace meat with potato chips and cakes.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH

Keeping your shoes up-to-date

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

As an athlete in high school, at the first sign of injury or pain, I was always asked, “how old are your shoes?” Many times, they were too old. However, as the years of college have moved on, new running shoes are not something I often think of, until recently. I was running on the treadmill and all of a sudden had pains in the arches of my feet. I tried to run through it, but after a few minutes had to stop. After taking a look at my shoes, I realized it was time for an upgrade.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Aquacise at UNH

Friday, May 6, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Looking for a new, creative way to get into shape for bathing suit season? How about aquacising?  Water fitness classes are available to all UNH students. These classes provide basic aerobic exercise in shallow or deep water, and are low impact but with the same intensity as a land-based aerobic class. This is great for people with knee or ankle problems and is a sure bet way to get you ready for bathing suit season. Each class is set to music and starts with a warm-up, proceeds into an aerobic segment, and ends with a cool-down accompanied with stretching exercises.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Physical Activity, UNH, UNH Program

Running or Reps - What is better for your body?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

We all have our personalized exercise plans when we lace up for a workout. There are the muscle men that spend their entire gym sessions lifting weights, while there are others who hit the roads for long runs. So who is more effective at working out? When discussing lifting weights versus cardio, is one really better than the other? Well, Women’s Health Magazine says that it depends! The battle of strength versus cardio is squashed as research and experts dish out advice on when to hit the track and when to pick up the pounds.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Physical Activity, UNH
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